1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire MkIXc

Gallery Article by Murat Yağan on Aug 30 2009

Turkey Victory Day 2009


After 7 years, I decided to build plastic model again. Although I would like to build after 1950's era aircraft and Turkish Air Force's especially, I completed 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire MKIXc with Eduard zoom set to achieve good results for a good gift for my good fellow.

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I replaced the kit instrument panel with the zoom set from Eduard photo etch. The kit was finished out of the box as a MK IXc version which has 4-bladed propeller and spinner assembly and painted completely in Humbrol paints by airbrush. Then I brushed with Humbrol gloss varnish. During the marking I lost one of the big code "G" letter and darkblue+red roundels on top of the wings. Instead of them, used "D" letter and roundels with yellow ring. The was model gloss varnished again.  Left it to cure 24 hours, I brushed matt varnish on model and assembled all the bombs, wheels and canopy parts.

So I am happy with the result. I strongly recommend this kit to modelers with minor aftermarket products.

Murat Yağan

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Photos and text by Murat Yağan